Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Afternoon of a Faun / In the Night / Song of the Earth. It was last on stage 29 May—4 June 2015 as part of the Summer 2014/15 season.
Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) was one of the finest choreographers of the 20th century. In their mixed programme The Royal Ballet dance two of his most characteristic works: Afternoon of a Faun and In the Night. Each is an insightful portrait of human relationships, at turns witty, compassionate and elegiac.
The programme closes with Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth. MacMillan set Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde in 1958, creating an elegiac work of breathtaking beauty.
News and features
30 May 2015
What did you think of The Royal Ballet's mixed programme?
28 May 2015
Our quick guide to The Royal Ballet's mixed programme, featuring two acclaimed works by Jerome Robbins and Kenneth MacMillan's masterful study of loss.
Watch: Song of the Earth discussed - 'The unique quality of the choreography and wonderful score make it a masterpiece'29 April 2015
Monica Mason, Barry Wordsworth and Grant Coyle on Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed ballet.